Rob Squires rounded off a superb weekend for Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club by retaining his ABA Youth Heavyweight title.The young heavyweight was in action at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham for the final rounds of the championship, hoping to retain the crown that he won last year. Saturday evening saw Squires up against New Biggins Leon Bagley in the semi-final of the championship. In a dominant performance against an experienced opponent, the Barnstaple boy was able to use his initiative on the way to a unanimous points decision. The reward for Squires was a match up in the final against Clearys Amateur Boxing Clubs Lewis Williams. The two young fighters had met before Sunday evening, with Williams getting the better of Squires on that occasion. Squires was quick to settle in the final, landing some quality shots in the first round before defending some good counterpunching by the Leamington fighter in the second. Squires took the fight to his opponent in the final round, only to be on the receving end on some good counterpunching. He did not tire, though, and his work rate took the round in his favour. At the final bell the young fighter was awarded the championship by way of a split decision. Squires, 17, said: I got better as the fight went on and was able to start putting on more pressure and landing more combinations. Its the best feeling. Its a national title and to win it feels so good. The Barnstaple fighter is now keen to repeat his achievements at senior level. He added: Ive won this title twice now as a junior, so next year Ill become a senior and Ill be aiming to do it all again at that level. Squires wasnt the only Barnstaple fighter to make it to a championship final at the Magna Centre. Flynn Elworthy was up against Ardwick Lads Boxing Clubs Luke Pollit in the Super Heavyweight final. Elworthy was defeated by Ardwicks Luke Pollit by way of technical knockout.